2008 Volvo C30
There are 9 user reviews for the T5 Version 1.0 trim shown below
- styling, handling, acceleration, stereo, safety
- seatbelt issues, window seals
Purchased As Used
I love this car! Now that my little kids are out of carseats and into booster seats and can buckle themselves in, it was time to go back to a coupe. This car is a good fit with my personality. It fits me. It is a grown-up, luxury version of all the cars that I have owned before it. I have only seen 3 other C30's on the road (ever) in my city of half a million people. It drives sportily and luxuriously at the same time. It has plenty of room for grocery-getting for our family of four.
About my cons: The seatbelt height is not adjustable at the shoulder and it hits me uncomfortably on my neck. The previous owner must have felt the same way because they added a small adjustable clip at the waist that does manage to move the belt off my neck but then makes it fet weird at my waist. The passenger seatbelt sways and bangs/rattles against the inside wall of the car when not in use. I'm getting a whistling sound at high speeds from the upper area of the driver side window. And a few drops of water were blown in through the sunroof seal while going through the blow dryer at the car wash....read morehide
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- Great seats,engine very responsive, quiet -a mini limo! Well designed.unique!
- Long brake travel,charge for "options", wind noise from side windows at speed.
This is our sixth volvo ,the others all wagons.The C30 sits along side our XC70 and there is competition for the keys to the C30! The ride is firm but not harsh and the handling superb.We tested both trim versions from the very base to a fully optioned. We resolved by purchasing Ver1 with the auto box, heated seats and hard cargo cover. We decided not to go for the sun roof nor memory seats and although this slows down driver changes it is no big deal as the seats are very adjustable and easy to manipulate.Access to the back seats is a little gymnastic but space is very good for a vehicle in this class.Gas mileage is better than expected.
We are very pleased with our purchase and are reliving our youth when we drove the original mini!
The C30 is a far superior vehicle and well capable of long haul not just a runabout.....and despite Volvo marketing ...this is not just for the young but also the young at heart!
Our local Volvo dealer gave excellent sales service and allowed us to take extensive road tests, not just an half hour around the block. All of which helped us to make our decision.The other two contenders being the BMW1 series and a Mini Cooper S. The Volvo won hands down! And it replaced a BMW3Series!...read morehide
6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Good fuel economy, fantastic exterior/interior styling, rear passenger seats don't skimp on space!
- None - she's perfect!
I saw an advertisement for this car online as I was looking for hatchbacks and I absolutely feel madly in love with it. Volvo has delivered! I am in my twenties and am a first time buyer. This car was perfect for my needs like general grocery shopping, going to and from work and class. She's got great pickup and definitely turns heads. It's fantastic to finally have a car that I can make my own with all the various personalization options available. I picked chameleon blue (and I have named her, "Camille" in honor of that) as my exterior color and its such a mysterious, luminous color! From one angle she looks gun metal gray and from another she looks slightly blue, and occasionally she looks silver. It's a really neat color - a nice take off from your standard blue, red, silver, and black. Enough about the exterior already - the interior is quite a showpiece in and of itself! I haven't had any issues with space in my C30, passenger or luggage. The rear hatch holds one rather large full size zip suitcase with a little room on the sides for some smaller toiletry bags. The rear seats do infact fold down if you have a need for more storage, in which case I can't imagine filling it up between two people (luggage wise). I have had some rather large size (250lbs+) people sit in the rear seats in my car comfortably. The sound system is out of this world! The clarity is amazing! The ease of use of the cruise control and the climate control panels is all first rate.
This is an amazing car. I will never run out of good things to say about it!...read morehide
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Smooth ride and fun to drive
- Can't really say as I just purchased the car.
When I first saw this car I just had to test drive it. I was not disappointed. The ride was smooth and enjoyable. I have to give mad props to the staff at Hoy Fox of El Paso Texas for making the purchase process unbelievable stress free!
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- Great engine feel, simplistic yet elegant dashboard and interior, great looks interior and exterio
- Gas mileage is ok, but getting better, brake peddal is a little heavy for my taste
Of the 4 cars I've ever owned, I'm the happiest with my c30, the quality of the build, the look of the exterior and interior, especially the waterfall dash and the quality of materials. Plus, the volvo bucket seats are to die for, seriously if you haven't sat in a volvo bucket seat yet, you've missed out. I've owned my c30 for just over a month and Ihave no problems with it whatsoever, the brake pedal feels a little stiffer but thats becaue I was driving a honda element before I got the volvo....read morehide
6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great handling, awesome interior design, fantastic looks!
- Seat backs don't return to initial position when tilted forward and back.
I also considered the Mazda 3, Mini, and GTI. This car is worlds above the others in the style department, and the fit and finish is excellent. The interior feels very spacious (think low cowl, like a Honda), very refreshing after my cave-like experiences in VWs. The dealer has been spectacular from the time of the sale through regular maintenance, which is a breath of fresh air after dealing with VW dealer nightmares for most of my adult life. The car is fast off the line, and I've chirped the tires in 3rd gear. Fun as hell to drive around one gear lower than you should be in, and then punch it! The nterior controls are very well laid out. This is not a "gadgety" interior, you can tell someone spent a lot of time thinking about it. This car delivers an excellent balance of style and performance, and is great on road trips. I paid less than I would have for a similarly equipped GTI, need I say more?...read morehide
9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- gorgeous,fast,solid,quiet,fun to drive,25mpg.
1100miles in three weeks!i absolutely love this car.it is very refined,fast,with good ride and handleing.the seats are comfortable andhighly adjustable.the 6speed gearbox is light,smooth,and precise.the clutch uptake is perfect.the styling and design of this car are outstanding!volvo has a winner here....read morehide
8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Comfort, good looks, performance, feel and drivability
- tough to get in and out of the back of the car, position of the cup holders
This car is perfect for someone looking for something different, young and sporty. I love how the car drives and how it handles. I have the sports suspension and this really provides excellent road-holding feel and excellent feedback through the steering. Seating position is perfect and arm rests on both sides are in the perfect position to provide the comfort i like. The car is exceptionally good looking inside and out (i had to have both) - Volvo "curve" accented outside and inside the car look very cool. It's not meant for very tall folk, and it's a tough getting kids out the back of the car but appart from that i have nothing negative to say about the car. Love driving it and would highly recommend this car to anyone looking for a hot hatch....read morehide
12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Very good look, very easy drive, good fuel economy, excellent safety measures, excellent brakes
- It is rather expensive for it's size. Small luggage space
I have a Volvo C30 Kinetic with the 1,6 l diesel engine. It is very pleasant to drive, and the look is excellent.
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